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46 Student-Athletes Receive Diplomas

Men's basketball player Josh Lomers receives his degree at BU commencement ceremonies.

Men's basketball player Josh Lomers receives his degree at BU commencement ceremonies.

May 15, 2010

WACO, Texas - In graduation ceremonies held at the Ferrell Center on Friday and Saturday, May 14 and 15, 44 Baylor student-athletes from 10 sports earned their bachelor's degree and two received master's degrees. All-told, 1,056 student-athletes have earned their bachelor's degree since Baylor joined the Big 12 Conference in 1996.

The spring graduating class of 46 along with the 41 December graduates brings the total number of Baylor student-athletes graduating during the 2009-10 academic year to 87. Another group of student-athletes will graduate during summer commencement exercises in August.

"We are very proud of these 46 student-athletes who excelled both athletically and academically at Baylor," said Baylor Director of Athletics Ian McCaw. "These Baylor Bears will be remembered as being a part of the most successful era in the history of Baylor Athletics and graduate with our best wishes for much success and happiness in the future."

Baylor student-athletes receiving degrees this weekend were:

Baseball (4)
Andrew Cooley - Conroe, Texas
Kenton Gedwed - Southlake, Texas
Willie Kempf - Castroville, Texas
Brooks Kimmey - Temple, Texas

Men's Basketball (2)
Tweety Carter - Reserve, La.
Josh Lomers - Boerne, Texas

Equestrian (11)
Lindsay Douglas - Issaquah, Wash.
Kelsey Ehlers - Bartonville, Texas
Casey Hill - Sweetwater, Texas
Robin McCown * - Bartlett, Tenn.
Madelyn Mooney - Riverside, Calif.
Melissa Painter - Sugarland, Texas
Valtie Riddle - Tucumcari, N.M.
Mary Smitson - Zionsville, Ind.
Lindsey Tomko - Canfield, Ohio
Shelby White - Waco, Texas
Cara Wilson - The Woodlands, Texas

Football (9)
Mikail Baker - Dallas, Texas
Chris Buford - Arlington, Texas
Dominique Criss - Arlingon, Texas
Tyler DeLoach - Coppell, Texas
Jay Finley - Corsicana, Texas
Andrew Judy - Crawford, Texas
T.J. Scranton - Hitchcock, Texas
Ray Sims - Corsicana, Texas
Dary Stone - Dallas, Texas

Soccer (4)
Beckah Brady - Tulsa, Okla.
Megan Humke - The Woodlands, Texas
Ashley Noah - Roseville, Calif.
Patricia Roscovius - Coppell, Texas

Softball (4)
Alex Colyer - Houston, Texas
Morgan Craig - Bulverde, Texas
Sophia Lujan - Goodyear, Ariz.
Courtney McFarlin - Whitehouse, Texas

Women's Tennis (2)
Jana Bielikova - Prievida, Slovakia
Lenka Broosova - Banska Bystrica, Slovakia

Men's Track (2)
Courtney Thomas - Kilgore, Texas
Laszlo Vandracsek - Phoenix, Ariz.

Women's Track (4)
Erin Bedell - Plano, Texas
Kathryn Benvegnu - Kingwood, Texas
Stasia Kelly-Taylor - Atlanta, Ga.
Katie Shaw - Cleburne, Texas

Volleyball (4)
Taylor Barnes - Arlington, Texas
Anna Breyfogle - Buda, Texas
Katie Sanders - Katy, Texas
Kelsey Smith * - Lubbock, Texas

*Master's degree